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Children’s mental health, childhood anxiety, understanding anxiety in children, children's book about stress, children's book about social anxiety, anxious feeling in your stomach, Why is my child so anxious?

I Have Squirrels in my Belly
A Child's View of Anxiety
by Trish Hammond

“I have squirrels in my belly, Mom. There are two of them, I’m sure of it!” The two mischievous squirrels that live inside Timothy love to make his heart race and his stomach lurch - all day long. This leaves Timothy with anxious feelings that never go away and sometimes cause him to make poor choices. One day, when Timothy gets some bad news at school, the squirrels get excited and do their best to mess with Timothy’s insides. However; by using a few simple strategies, Timothy is able to show the squirrels that he’s boss, and able to keep his anxiety under control.

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Trish Hammond has been an educator for over 25 years as a teacher, vice-principal and principal in elementary schools. Her passion has always been to work with children that experience life from a different angle and to help set them on the path to success. She is a mother to three (amazing!) grown children, an avid reader, and enjoys watching stories come to life through the power of the written word.


Trish Hammond
Chuck McIntosh

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